While the obstacles to realising inclusivity in peacebuilding have been identified in a number of reports in recent years, a deeper and contextualised understanding of how meaningful inclusion is pursued in practice at the country level is still needed.

Inclusivity is particularly vital as the UN supports countries in mitigating and recovering from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and follows through on interlinked reforms affecting its development and management systems, and its work on peace and security.

This raises an important but complex question: how does the UN, working at the country level, understand and act on international policy recognition of the importance of social, economic and political inclusion for sustainable peace and development?

This report explores how, and to what extent, the UN promotes and supports inclusivity in its policy, programming and stakeholder engagement processes in four country contexts: Colombia, the Gambia, Jordan and Sri Lanka.

For more information, see: https://www.daghammarskjold.se/publication/realising-inclusivity/